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Speech/Language Pathologist (PRN) - Mt Vernon

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6797781
Company Name
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Physical Address
1 GOOD SAMARITAN WAY
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Job Description
To assess and treat individuals in speech, language, oral and pharyngeal sensorimotor function and cognitive or communicative function.

Principal Duties, Responsibilities and/or Essential Functions:
Assesses patients by: performing individualized evaluations for patients in all age groups within your areas of competence, developing plans of care and goals based on the findings in the assessment and utilizing patient/family input.
Provides treatment to patients by: implementing plan of care and monitoring results and modifying treatment plan based on patient response.
Documents patient care by: timely completion of patient related documentation in an accurate and complete manner. Remains within regulatory standards. Completion of other department related documentation in and accurate and timely manner.
Provides education to patient/family /staff by: assessing patient/family educational needs. Providing education to the patient/family, assessing their response and acting based on that response. Adjusting educational materials to meet the patients needs. Participating in multidisciplinary team conferences in a timely and accurate manner.
Provides for continuity of care by: participating in discharge planning with patients, families and other health care providers as appropriate, providing home instructions to patient and caregivers, recommending and or providing equipment/ home modifications, and recommending appropriate follow up care if needed.
Participates in departmental performance improvement by; assisting in identifying opportunities for improvement/change, assisting in data collection/analysis, assisting in making and implementing recommendations for improvements/change, participating with the shared governance team, participating in focus groups/performance improvement teams as needed.
Coordinates therapy services with other facilities by: demonstrating positive interactions with administrations, other departments, physicians, patients, families, and outside agencies, timely participation on teams and committees, timely and effective resolution of conflicts, demonstrating effective communication skills.
Protects patients, visitors and employees by: keeping information confidential, following infection control guidelines for hand washing, cleaning and others as they apply to therapy and participating in proper operation, maintenance and repair of equipment.


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